SINGULARITY SAUCE CO: HOT SAUCE LAB

by Mark McAulay in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

We did it
On 20th May 2022 we successfully raised £12,315 with 137 supporters in 28 days

It's time for SINGULARITY SAUCE CO to move into commercial premises and we need your help.

by Mark McAulay in Ellon, Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom

It’s time for us to move into our own place. We really need your help to do that.

You may not know it but for the past two years, Singularity Sauce Co. has operated from our family home. That’s become more and more uncomfortable as we’ve made more sauce than we ever imagined and spread our wings throughout the UK and beyond. We've managed to pick up some Great Taste Stars along the way and even won best calienté sauce in the UK. We even supply Selfridges…yes, that one! With stockists throughout the UK and now also in Berlin, the demands on production are out of control. We already collaborate with Fierce Beer, Innis & Gunn and The Aberdeen Lynx amongst others. We have an action packed list of other organisations we're collaborating with throughout 2022 and beyond. With a number of awards and accolades under our belt, we need to increase capacity just to keep up.

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What's in it for us?

We have found a building! It’s large enough for us to grow into over a number of years. The building will allow us to build a team and get you all the sauce you need. We'd also very much like to expand our range of products. We know you like the new and shiny.

The building consists of a large area where we’ll build our kitchen, a space for packing orders and a large store area. It’s everything we need to allow us to scale.

For the last 18 months, we’ve been buying up equipment in anticipation of being able to move. That means that we’re in reasonable shape for high ticket items like our blenders, food prep machines, a commercial freezer, induction hobs and enough stainless steel things to not only take over all of our family home, but also Mark's mums garage too! We’ve also been banking as much cash as we could along the way. There’s still a way to go though and that’s why we’re opening this crowdfunder up.

We’ll need to essentially build a room within the unit, lay a floor in that kitchen area and panel all the walls to make sure the whole room meets the high standards of a commercial kitchen. We’ll need stainless steel benches and sinks. We’ll have to fit air conditioning/extraction systems and we’ll need tradesmen to do the electrical work, the plumbing and the joinery.

We would like to raise £11,500 to complete our kitchen build out and get us operational.

What's in it for you?

Three of our rewards will give you 1.25x your pledge back as credit to use in our online store.

There are rewards as simple as being immortalised on our “hall of flame” wall plaque all the way up to learning what we know and even making your own hot sauce with us.

And if you or anyone you know is a startup food & drink business and have been unable to get out of the home kitchen, we've got a plan to create a little incubator in our lab. This will give makers the chance to take the next step. We wish we had something like that 2 years ago and we're surprised that it's still not available to start up food & drink businesses. We believe we can help and more than that, we really want to!

Let’s go!

We aim to complete this fundraiser in May 2022 and get underway with creating the finest Hot Sauce lab the NE Scotland has ever seen.

We have a number of new products just waiting to be unleashed. We also have collaborations lined up with some amazing organisations and we’re looking to step up our line of prototype sauces, mustards, jams, jellies and dry rubs into a regular structure. On top of that, we’re as fed up as you at being sold out. And with our new scale, that is going to become much less likely.

This is your moment to play a part in the future of Singularity Sauce Co. We’d love to have you involved.

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Extra details about some of the rewards. Please read :)

Hall of Flame

This will be a large, custom printed board, mounted on the wall of our lab. It’ll list the names of all the backers from this crowdfunder. It's you who will have made our new home a reality. While there's a wall, your name will be on it. Every visitor will know of your legendary behaviour.

Store Credit

We’ll create a voucher code, tied to your email address for 1.25 times the value you pledge. The amount is available to use on any online purchase from us and can be spread over multiple purchases until it’s spent. The voucher code remains valid for 18 months from date of issue. That’s long enough for you to be able to buy every birthday/christmas/valentines/etc gift you’re going to need. Hopefully you have enough left over to buy all the new products we’ve got coming too.

Prototype List

We've always had a "special" list. People who help us, friends, family, maniacs we love. They tend to get first refusal on the prototypes we make. We've come up with a new way. We're going to formalise the list and create a subscription model with 4 payments a year for a fixed number of people. For that, you get 4 boxes a year of the weird and wonderful prototype products we make. The good news for you, if you're considering one of the rewards which mentions the list, is that you'll get the first 4 boxes sent to you without you having to pay the subscription fee. After box 4, you can decide if you want to subscribe or if you'd rather give up your slot for another person to join.

Rewards involving a trip to our place

We assume you will get to our place under your own steam and at your own cost. We can't pay travel or accommodation we're afraid! We can definitely shout you lunch though :)

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£15 or more

Hall of Flame

Your name will be immortalised in our Hall of Flame plaque and mounted on the wall of our new lab. All our visitors will know of your legendary behaviour.

£30 or more

4 sauces and Hall of Flame

Choose any 4 available sauces and also have your name immortalised in our Hall of Flame plaque.

£50 or more

Name in the hall of flame and £62.50 store credit

You will receive a voucher code tied to your email address to be used in our online store. The amount doesn't have to be used all at once, it can be used over multiple orders. Your name will also be immortalised in our Hall of Flame plaque.

£100 or more

Name in the hall of flame and £125 in store credit

You will receive a voucher code tied to your email address to be used in our online store. The amount doesn't have to be used all at once, it can be used over multiple orders. Your name will also be immortalised in our Hall of Flame plaque.

£200 or more

14 of 14 claimed

Prototype sauces, Fame and £250 store credit

We'll sign you up to our forthcoming prototype list for the first 4 boxes. Your name will also be immortalised in our Hall of Flame plaque. You will receive a voucher code tied to your email address to be used in our online store. The amount doesn't have to be used all at once, it can be used over multiple orders.

£500 or more

4 of 4 claimed

Hot sauce workshop

Spend a day at our new place and learn the dark arts of fermentation and hot sauce creation…the singularity way. Plus we’ll give you a t-shirt and two cases of sauce to take away with you. We’ll also pop your name on our Hall of Flame and sign you up to our forthcoming prototype list for the first 4 boxes.

£1,000 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Let's make YOUR sauce

Come to our place and make a sauce with us. Choose ingredients, set the heat level and decide what the sauce will be called. You'll then decide what the label looks like. We’ll furnish you with 4 cases of your sauce and you’ll earn 50% of the profit on sales we make of your sauce for 9 months. We’ll also put you on the Hall of Flame.

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